I noticed something a bit strange between the news last night an this morning. The CBS national news noted that the producer of 'pink slime' had petitioned the USDA to allow venders to label the products containing their product. They mentioned several wordings that a consumer could look for to clue them into the presence of 'finely textured lean beef.'
Hello, Kay. Glad you are getting around on the internet at least. I agree that independence cannot be over-rated. I am glad you have people who can and will help out. Take things a bit easy for a while and recover. I am enjoying the spring even though it has settled into what I have called the pneumonia roller coaster. I also agree on the food contamination issue. I have a couple of Google alerts geared toward the news of food recalls and we pay attention to that news. Some years ago, when we had several recalls of the mixed, ready-to-serve salad greens contaminated with e. coli and salmonella, we simply stopped buying the product. We have gradually eliminated most of the canned goods because of the salt load and the BPA. We buy fresh and process it ourselves. And so it goes. The only way to protect ourselves it to be aware of the risk, weigh it carefully, and take our own steps to mitigate it. As I wrote before--the agencies of government that are supposed to protect the health and welfare of the public are more concerned with protecting corporate profits.